Antibiotic Summary

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  • 9 Encyclopedia Articles

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2,024 words, approx. 7 pages
Antibiotic Antibiotics are drugs such as penicillin, streptomycin, and erythromycin that are administered orally or by injection to rid the body of harmful bacteria that cause disease. Some microscopi... Read more
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Antibiotic Drugs Antibiotic drugs (frequently referred to as antibiotics) are substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy other microorganisms, particularly... Read more
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Antibiotics Antibiotics are medicines that are lethal to bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics have been used since the 1930s to treat or prevent a wide variety of infections. Prior to the adven... Read more
2,667 words, approx. 9 pages
Antibiotics Antibiotics are substances that inhibit the growth of or destroy bacteria that cause infection. Antibiotics do not work against viral diseases such as the common cold or influenza. The wor... Read more
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Antibiotics Antibiotics are natural or synthetic compounds that kill bacteria. There are a myriad of different antibiotics that act on different structural or biochemical components of bacteria. Antib... Read more
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History of the Development of Antibiotics The great modern advances in chemotherapy have come from the chance discovery that many microorganisms synthesize and excrete compounds that are selectively t... Read more
2,024 words, approx. 7 pages
Antibiotic Antibiotics are drugs such as penicillin, streptomycin, and erythromycin that are administered orally or by injection to rid the body of harmful bacteria that cause disease. Some microscopi... Read more
1,779 words, approx. 6 pages
Antibiotics The search for antibiotics began with general acceptance of the germ (bacteria) theory of disease. The first antibiotics were developed in the late 1800s, with Louis Pasteur (1822–1... Read more
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Antibiotics Drugs used to combat bacteria that cause infection. Antibiotics are substances that combat bacteria, and, as a result, relieve the symptoms of infections caused by bacteria. They have only... Read more
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